• Memorial Day activities scheduled throughout area

    Memorial Day activities scheduled throughout area

    Ellsworth’s Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25, and will be followed by observances at City Hall and on the Union River bridge. Line-up for the parade starts at 9:30 at the Bryant E. Moore Community Center. For more information on the scheduled activities, call the Ellsworth VFW at 667-7634.

  • Deer Isle-Stonington announces honor parts

    DEER ISLE — Valedictorian for Deer Isle-Stonington High School’s Class of 2015 is Allison Cormier of Deer Isle. Graduation will be held Sunday, June 7, at 1 p.m. at the school. Cormier is the daughter of Jeffrey and Heather Cormier of Deer Isle. She is an outstanding student with an insatiable curiosity and a thirst

  • Bucksport farmers’ market opens

    Bucksport farmers’ market opens

    BUCKSPORT — The sun was out and a breeze was blowing on Thursday afternoon, as a group of area farmers set up stands for the year’s first Bucksport Bay Farmers’ Market. To honor the occasion, Main Street business owner Larry Wahl used a massive pair of shears to cut a red ribbon. Vendors, who came from farms

  • Sumner honors beloved former art teacher

    Sumner honors beloved former art teacher gallery

    SULLIVAN—Sumner Memorial High School was humming with activity Thursday for Pam Harmon Day, which is held in honor of a beloved art teacher. Harmon passed away in May 2011, and her memory is celebrated at the school each May. This year, however, the traditionally simple ceremony turned into day-long activities with about 40 community members

  • Maine State Police Log: Pair of burglaries under investigation

    Maine State Police Log: Pair of burglaries under investigation

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating two burglaries. No word on the items taken. Trooper Bryan Creamer is investigating a burglary in Amherst that was reported May 13. Trooper Miles Carpenter is investigating a burglary in Franklin that was reported May 15. Theft Detective Greg Roy is investigating a theft in Deer Isle.

  • Lamoine voters approve school budget

    LAMOINE—Voters Wednesday evening quickly approved their school budget, which is six percent lower than current spending. The $2.4-million budget now must be approved in a town voter referendum June 9. The budget includes funds to hire a teacher to help with math at the elementary school. The plan also has funding for improvements to the

  • Rockefeller to gift 1,000 acres on MDI

    Rockefeller to gift 1,000 acres on MDI

    MOUNT DESERT — Fulfilling his long-standing plans for his Seal Harbor property, David Rockefeller Sr. is scheduled to announce on Friday that he will contribute Little Long Pond and approximately 1,000 acres of fields, woodlands, carriage roads, streams and hiking trails surrounding the pond, to the Mt. Desert Land and Garden Preserve. The tract is

  • Franklin woman pleads guilty to theft of Social Security benefits

    BANGOR —  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Barbara Phillips, 66, of Franklin pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to theft of public money. According to court records, from about August 2011 until December of 2013, Phillips withdrew Social Security funds being deposited in her deceased mother’s checking account.  In all,